[Haifux] Kernel oops, so what?
choo at actcom.co.il
Fri Jan 15 18:45:47 MSK 2010
this is oops-dependent - but i tihnk this is generaly a software bug.
some oopses cause the machine to freeze and you need to reboot. some
other times, they just cause a user-space process to terminate - and you
can continue working normally.
in general, i think the old myths are not true today. it _could_ be that
an oops is generated by a hardware problem - but this is not the common
case any more.
Eli Billauer wrote:
> Thanks, but it looks like I wasn't clear about it: My issue is not to
> solve the specific problem. The question is that if I should bother, or
> just wait.
> In ancient times, an oops meant I had no choice. The computer was dead.
> But judging by how the interface communicates with me (something like
> "file a report, we'll handle this") I wonder if an oops has joined the
> family of just another software crash.
> Shachar Raindel wrote:
>> Try a quick google search for the warning:
>> It might be problem with hpet and freq-scaling not playing nicely with
>> each other.
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